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8 Denver Restaurants Opening in January

Now that 2017 has officially arrived, we can’t hold in our excitement for what is in store this year. Put your resolutions on hold and check out these are eight restaurants set to open this January.

Hearth & Dram

Hearth & Dram

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Cheers to more whiskey! Hearth & Dram {1801 Wewatta Street, Denver; 303.623.0979} is set to open this January right across the way from Union Station. Featuring a menu of rustic American fare and wood-fired offerings, the saloon will also offer over 350 whiskey varieties and a lineup of cocktails, sure to whet any whistle.

American Grind

With a heavy heart, we said our final farewells to Mijo in Avanti {3200 North Pecos Street, Denver; 720.269.4778} this past weekend. But, around here, as one restaurant closes another opens its doors. With that in mind, we now welcome Avanti’s newest concept, American Grind. The once popular food truck—spearheaded by Jared Scwartz and Kade Gianinetti of The Way Back—has parked itself inside the popular food hall, set to open mid-January. The 1950’s styled burger joint will serve up responsibly sourced burgers, utilizing made from scratch ingredients including buns and homemade ice cream.
Opening Date: January 16

Il Posto

Il Posto

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Since 2007, Andrea Frizzi has delighted our taste buds with Northern Italian cuisine at Il Posto. Just in time for the new year, Frizzi plans to reopen his popular restaurant in the RiNo district January 10. The newest spot, located at 26th and Larimer, will feature a 1,200-square-foot mezzanine, a patio, and an open kitchen, so hopefully we can watch the master at work.

Olive & Finch


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Breakfast in Cherry Creek just got a whole lot better. The second location of Olive & Finch {3390 East 1st Avenue, Denver} is no “little sister” to the original restaurant, made clear by it’s larger size and option of catering. Expect a fuller menu of breakfast skillets, sandwiches, and salads courtesy of Chef Nguyen.

STK Denver


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STK Denver {1550 Market Street, Denver; 720.597.8010} a classic steakhouse with a twist is set to open this month on Market Street. The steakhouse chain—whose restaurants span across North American including New York, Orlando, and Las Vegas—plans to introduce a more affordable restaurant in chic space. Guests can sign up on their website to win passes to the Grand Opening event.

Post Chicken & Beer

Post Chicken and Beer

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Dave Query is opening a third outpost of the Post Brewing Company with Post Chicken & Beer {2222 South Broadway, Denver}. Serving up Colorado-style fried and roasted birds, Post Chicken & Beer will also be doling out award-winning brews straight from The Post Brewing Company. The newest venture is set to open January 18.

Stella’s on 16th

Stella's on 16th

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Spearheaded by husband and wife team, Brian and Dawn “Stella” Cohen, Stella’s on 16th {1550 Wewatta Street, Denver; 303.884.7713} is set to open in the Triangle building this January. The full-service restaurant also offers meals on the go, featuring lunch specialties like the hearty Chicago beef with sliced roasted rib-eye and lighter options like the Avocado and Citrus Kale salad. Don’t forget to stop in for breakfast—we can’t wait for the New Orleans-style French Toast.

Broken Rice

January Openings Denver

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For a fast-casual option, diners can turn to Asian-inspired fare with Broken Rice {1390 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver}. Featuring cuisines from Vietnam, Thailand, and China, Broken Rice presents locally sourced options such as Pho with homemade bone broth, stir-fried noodles, and banh mi sandwiches. Guests can also partake in the full bar offering local brews, sake by the bottle, and non-alcoholic drinks including Vietnamese Coffee.

By Morgan Carter, Editor